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Christopher L. Gasper

Now must be Clay Buchholz’s time to shine

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Clay Buch­holz has a free and easy delivery, which is deceiving because nothing comes free on a major league mound and nothing is easy about pitching in the klieg light crucible of Boston.

Buchholz has learned — and lived — both of those truisms since his All-Star 2010 season, when he went 17-7 with a 2.33 ERA, which trailed only American League Cy Young Award winner Felix Hernandez. Buchholz has won 17 games combined since, including an 11-8 record last year.

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